Best of Spend Matters: Ariba

We've covered a lot of viewpoints on Ariba over the years. In a series of two "best of" posts, we'll reminisce on the ups and downs of 2011 and looking into 2012.

Ariba Supplier Network Alternatives: Oracle (Part 1) -- This post is part of a Spend Matters series looking at Ariba Supplier Network alternatives. We will cover each Ariba supplier network alternative in a series of three-part posts beginning with the provider's basic background in the area. Following this initial installment, we will then examine their solution approach and Ariba/third party systems integration. Finally, we will provide our own summary and analysis of the provider's overall capabilities. Of the two largest ERP providers, Oracle decided early on in its eProcurement... (Part 2 and Part 3)

Ariba Supplier Network Alternatives: Ketera/Rearden (Part 1) -- This post is part of a Spend Matters series looking at Ariba Supplier Network alternatives. We will cover each Ariba supplier network alternative beginning with each provider's basic background in the area and then their solution approach and Ariba/third party systems integration. Finally, we will provide our own summary and analysis of the provider's overall capabilities. Ketera was recently acquired by Rearden Commerce (for more information on this news, please see our coverage: here and here). Before the acquisition, however... (Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4)

Ariba Supplier Network Alternatives: Elemica (Part 1) -- This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful to have known for the past five years, one of the most gifted graphic artists and designers on the planet, Nate Burgos. In addition to being a consultant by day, Nate is host to the Design Feast site at night. Some of my clients have been fortunate enough to see Nate's handiwork upfront, especially when it comes to the visualization of numbers. It's brains like Nate which come up with visual displays of quantitative information like this which are extremely important at dispelling myths and fallacies in the world today and helping us get at the truth that data can present. Take, for example, taxes -- and who pays them in the US in great disproportion to their income. (Part 2)

Analyzing the Ariba Supplier Network -- Forget the Alternatives and Examine the Original (Part 1) -- We've been hard at work these past few months following the publication of our heavily downloaded research brief, Ariba Network Price Hike: Plan for Increased Supplier Fees, on researching and writing about Ariba Supplier Network alternatives. But we haven't taken much time to analyze the Ariba network itself outside of the original published paper, and we've done even less when it comes to analyzing its functional capability. In the past month, we've spoken to a number of Ariba customers as well as those close to the Ariba organ...> (Part 2)

-- Brianna Tonner

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